Our syrups are handmade with only the finest ingredients of real fruit and 100% pure cane sugar. Our syrups are free of high fructose corn syrup, dairy, fat and gluten friendly. Our Shave Ice Artists will ensure your guests will experience the Aloha Spirit with Auntie Viv’s!
What is Shave Ice?
“Shave Ice” or “Hawaiian Shave Ice” (not Shaved Ice with a “D”) is a fluffy and snow-like, sweet, cool and refreshing Hawaiian treat. Ice is finely shaved and then syrups are poured and absorbed into the soft snow. Whereas sno-cones are ground up ice cubes that have a coarse and “crunchy” texture.
Hawaiian shave ice is traditionally served in plastic cups with a scoop of ice cream and/or azuki beans on the bottom. A sweetened condensed milk mixture, some times called “snow cap”, can be drizzled over the top.
Auntie Viv’s Shave Ice is a family owned business where everyone is welcomed and treated like ohana (family)!
Vivian, her husband Bill and their two young keiki’s, daughters Chloe and Ella, visited Maui for the first time in 2017. Vivian fell in love at “first taste” with her very first Hawaiian shave ice. How she describes this phenomenon: “It literally was like a deliciously flavored, puffy cloud that instantly melted in my mouth and tasted like liquid gold.” Vivian says, “It was the best epicurean experience ever.”
Upon returning to the mainland, Vivian had her sights set on opening her own shave ice business. Vivian didn’t want to serve the typical crunchy, icy, sno-cone, with gross high fructose corn syrups and artificially flavored/colored syrups. Auntie Viv’s prides itself in their handcrafted syrups that are made with real, natural, ingredients and 100% pure cane sugar.
Auntie Viv's Shave Ice is authentic as it gets! What makes hers top class than others:
-Handcrafted Natural Syrups
-Homemade Adzuki Beans
-Homemade Mochi Pieces
-Premium Coconut Ice Cream & Vanilla Ice Cream
I booked her for a party and she was so accommodating with scheduling & timing. She & her staff were efficient and kind that they truly embodied the Aloha spirit! I would definitely recommend her or go get her Shave Ice at whatever Farmers's market she's at!
If Yelp had 10 stars I would have given Auntie Viv's 20 stars. I have eaten shaved ice and icy's and slushies all over the world however, buyer be warned. Once you had Auntie Viv's shaved Ice you can never top that experience, OMG, their custom made shaved ice is the most delicious ICE Cream + Shaved Ice I have ever had. Auntie Viv's personality and her crew personalities influence the amazing positive taste and pride she takes in her products and services. We have hired her services for our Campolindo High School Grad Night and the repeated line to get more and more of her amazing Shaved ICE was A M A Z I N G !
Imagine 300 teenagers launching at her booth and she was smiling the entire night and her smile and amazing shaved ICE has made our event so much fun. I know what I want on my next party.... Thank you Auntie Viv you are amazing and I wish you much success with your business. You are the example for an amazing business.
I can't speak to the product, but the customer service is excellent. I asked about having them come to a school event, it turns out that a class party is just too small for them to service, but the response was quick and quite personable. It leaves a really good impression and if I had a big event to staff, like one of our school fairs, I would definitely look to Auntie Viv's shaved ice to provide delicious treats.
Got the chance to taste Auntie Viv's goodies and all I can say is amazing!
First off, all the syrups that they use for the shaved ice is all homemade and made with real ingredients. I love matcha, so I was STOKED to find out that she has a matcha flavor available and it is amazing! She also makes fresh mochi as a topping for the shaved ice. Her mochi is so divine, it reminds me of what my grandmother used to make for me as a child, so I applaud Aunt Viv for delivering amazing mochi.
Auntie Viv has some of the best shaved ice BUT honestly, the show stopper is her Furikake Mix! This is TO DIEEEE FOR! It has a nickname of Crack Mix, and honestly it is. Every time I see Auntie Viv's stand, it is always a must to get her Furikake Mix, and honestly she is a saint, because now you can order the mix online and they can ship it to you! The mix itself is sweet, salty goodness consisting of chex mix, pretzels, honeycombs, etc. It is soo worth it so definitely give it a try.
I first met Auntie Viv and her husband Uncle Bill about a year ago at a friend's party where they were catering. At that time, they were just starting their business and were trying to figure out how to market it. We talked at length and I gave them a couple suggestions about using Yelp as a marketing tool. I also wrote a review here soon after.
Fast forward to today. I got an e-mail from one of my co-workers about a package addressed to me that's sitting in the mailroom. I was surprised since I wasn't expecting any packages. The thought of calling the bomb squad crossed my mind, given all the suspicious packages we have been seeing on the news lately. Okay, just kidding. No actual Harvey was harmed during this encounter! XD
The package turned out to be from Auntie Viv! It was a large bag of her artisan furikake snack mix and a big fridge magnet. In her note to me, she credited me for their success. I was taken aback by her thoughtfulness. Honestly, what I did had very little to do with their success. Her genuine personality, quality products, and superior service are the main keys to their popularity. As I'm writing this, I am still in awe by her kind and thoughtful gesture.
Auntie Viv, Mahalo for your gift! I truly appreciate it. 🙂